Sedgwick Inn

17971 Route 22 - Berlin, New York 12022
Tel. 518-658-2334

 e-mail:  chetcki@netscape.com

 e-mail:  sedgwickinn@netscape.com

 
A country place of old-world charm and
casual elegance, of good food and gracious hospitality

For Gift Certificates Please call 518-658-2334
 

  ~ Mid-Week Special ~ INN Room of choice $135.00 w/ full breakfast

Some black-out dates apply

 

Accepting reservations 

New Year's Eve Dinner at The Sedgwick Inn ~

 

 518-658-2334


 

About Our Inn Lodging Information
Overnight and weekly rates
Sample Dinner Menu Directions
E-mail Us Capital District Events
Packages & Gift Certificates Weddings & Parties
Review    Food: * * * *
                 Service: Discreet

                 Ambience: Lovely
New Year's Eve Packages




ABOUT OUR INN

 

           

       

          

Welcome to The Sedgwick Inn
 Given its ideal location, the Sedgwick is the perfect springboard for countless area activities (all within an accessible 25-mile radius) including hiking, biking, swimming, cross -country and downhill skiing, Tanglewood concerts, the Shaker Village, Williamstown and other summer theaters, foliage tours, museums, and more. In addition, our state's history-rich capital, Albany, is just 30 miles West.

 Nothing has to be done at the Sedgwick, yet there is always something to do. Wander about the antique-filled main house. Explore the shelves of our well- stocked library. Discover a bit of history and examine the property's original indentures, dated 1791 and signed by Van Rensselaer, which are proudly displayed in the main house. Get cozy with a good book-or friend-in our inviting parlor. Browse through our shops. Let your mind wander while sitting in front of a crackling fire. Stroll our lovely lawns and flower -filled gardens. Feast on the fare offered in our dining rooms. Or simply while away the day on our wrap-around front porch.


 

The Rooms
 The main house offers four double rooms and a two-room suite-all with private baths and brimming with collectibles. Each room has its own distinctive period setting -but with all the modern amenities.

         Behind the Carriage House is a six-room motel, tastefully furnished with Colonial-style maple furniture. This annex was designed for those who value more privacy and easy accessibility. Set back from the road, its sprawling lawn is bordered by a small, babbling brook that produces a soothing melody guaranteed to calm even the most harried soul.   


The Meals
 A hearty breakfast-including an assortment of cereals, warm muffins, eggs (any way you like), freshly brewed coffee, and the daily newspapers-is served on our glass-enclosed porch with garden views. Light lunches -fresh salads and tasty sandwiches -are also available. For the perfect finish to a long day, relax with hors d'oeuvres and drinks by the fire or under an umbrella on the lawn. Then settle in for dinner in our comfortable yet elegant, candlelit restaurant, which has an outstanding reputation in the area. Our menu is eclectic, imaginative, and changes weekly. Reserve your table in either the Tavern Room or the Back Porch-both are perfect for enjoying our pianist.


 

 

 Stay Active
 Stay active while you are visiting the Sedgwick Inn! Take a morning jog or bike ride, trout fishing, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Berkshire and Taconic mountains. Or work up your appetite while exploring our 12 picture's muteness acre setting.


Like a Currier and Ives Print
 Frequently described as "the quintessential country inn", the Sedgwick Inn sits on twelve sweeping, wooded acres in the scenic Taconic Valley. Located at the foot of the majestic Berkshire mountains, the Sedgwick is a place where everyone feels at home. Comfortable, yet elegant, the two-hundred-year-old Colonial inn is a true New England gem with a certain old-world ambiance.


 

LODGING INFORMATION

In The Inn

Double Occupancy

November - May June - October
(and Holiday Weekends)
Double. ..$135.00 Double..$155.00
Queen.  ..$145.00 Queen...$165.00
King..    .$155.00 King.   ..$175.00
Suite..   .$175.00 Suite..   .$195.00
In The Motel
November - May June - October
(and Holiday Weekends)
Single...  $85.00 Single...  $105.00
Double...$95.00 Double...$115.00
 

Additional Person in  room $20.00

Children under six free * All rates include a full breakfast

Weekly Rates

Double Occupancy

 In The Inn   -   November - May  $800.00       June - October  $1170.00

 In The Motel -   November - May  $500.00       June - October  $700.00

  All rates include a full breakfast each morning

Additional Person in  room $100.00 /wk


SPECIAL PACKAGES

    

For Gift Certificate  -Please call 518-658-2334     

 Packages Available - Some black-out dates apply.

Please inquire when making reservation.

~Romance Package~
Includes:
One Night's Stay in Room of choice
Bottle of Champagne in room upon arrival,
Fresh Cut Flowers
4-course Gourmet Dinner for two at the Sedgwick Restaurant
Complimentary glass of house wine with dinner
Breakfast for two
Rate - $300.00 - Based on double occupancy
 [includes all taxes & gratuity)


~Weekend Getaway Package~
Includes:
Two Nights' Stay in INN Room of choice
4-course Gourmet Dinner for two at the Sedgwick Restaurant  -
both evenings -
Complimentary glass of house wine with dinner
Breakfast for two each morning
Rate - $460.00 - Based on double occupancy
One Night's Stay - $250.00
Annex : Two Nights - $410.00 - Based on double occupancy
One Night's Stay - $220.00
(includes all taxes & gratuity)


~ Mid-Week Overnight Dinner Package ~
Includes:
One Nights' Stay in INN Room of choice
4-course Gourmet Dinner for two at the Sedgwick Restaurant
Complimentary glass of house wine with dinner
Full Breakfast for two
Rate - $230.00 - Based on double occupancy
Two night  $420.00
Annex - $210.00 - Based on double occupancy
Annex Two nights  $390.00
(includes all taxes & gratuity)

                                    Packages Available - Some black-out dates apply -  Please inquire when making reservation.


~Mid-Week Getaway Package ~
Includes:
Two Nights' Stay in Room of choice
Stay the third night free
Breakfast for two each morning
Call for Rates


~ Christmas Tree Packages ~
One night stay in Annex
Cut your own Christmas tree
4-course Gourmet Dinner for Two
Complimentary glass of house wine with dinner

Breakfast for two

Rate - $250.00 - Based on double occupancy

OR
One Nights Stay in Room of choice in the Inn
Cut your own Christmas tree
4-course Gourmet Dinner for Two
Complimentary glass of house wine with dinner
Breakfast for two
Rate - $280.00 - Based on double occupancy

 ( includes  all taxes & gratuity)





~ New Year's Eve at The Sedgwick Inn ~

 

Our New Year's Eve Dining Package includes:
Antipasto - Assorted Vegetables, Olives, Dips, and Cheeses
Appetizers - Shrimp Cocktail & Sedgwick Sampler
Soup -  Lobster Bisque
Salad - Tossed greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Intermezzo - Passion Fruit Ice
Entrée Choice of:
Beef Tenderloin
Poached Shrimp
Grilled Ostrich
Roast Rack of Lamb
Backed Stuffed (fish in season TBD )w/ crabmeat stuffing
Roasted Duckling
Dessert
with Coffee or Tea
Champagne toast at midnight
Party favors
Dancing
The celebration begins at 7:00 pm
Your table will be reserved for the entire evening
$60.00 per person plus tax and gratuity
Sorry, reservations are non-refundable and no gift certificates will be accepted.

Our New Year's Eve Packages include:

  • A Seven-course dinner featuring our special New Year's Eve menu.
  • Overnight accommodations ( two, and three night packages available).
  • Champagne toast at midnight.
  • Party favors.
  • Full breakfast each morning of your stay.

Two-night packages from $425.00 for a deluxe queen room for two, with three-night packages from $525.00

 For additional information and pricing, or to make reservations, contact Diane Niedzwiecki at 518-658 -2334.

Annex Accommodations
One Nights 260.00
Two Nights 360.00
Three Nights 440.00

Inn Accommodations
Double Queen King Suite
One Night 295.00 325.00 365.00 385.00
Two Night 395.00 425.00 465.00 485.00
Three Nights 585.00 525.00 565.00 585.00

 [includes all taxes & gratuity)
 

 


Weddings & Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weddings at The Sedgwick Inn
We have a special atmosphere for intimate wedding. Our Inn offers a variety of settings for the ceremony itself. In winter, our Victorian living room - front of a dancing fire. In summer, our old fashioned wrap-around porch, hung with baskets of flowers, or on the lawn, in front of our lovely perennial boarders. We can offer the hospitality of a wedding at home, with elegance of superb setting, and staff who enjoys making weddings and receptions a worry free pleasure that you and your guests will enjoy and remember. Our Dining rooms can seat up to one hundred people. For parties fifty or more, we close the Inn to the public, and the whole Inn can be incorporated into your wedding or reception plans. We can serve cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to your guests in the Living Room and Library, or on the porch and lawn in warm weather, and move into Dining Rooms for sit-down service for dinner. We will be happy to work with you to create a menu that suits your needs, and sample menus at different price ranges are available. The Inn itself, of course, is welcoming and convenient for accommodations for you and wedding party. There are five rooms in the Inn itself and a Motel Annex behind the Inn with six additional rooms. We would be happy to show you through the Inn, and meet with you to help plan your Wedding or Reception at The Sedgwick
For more information please call  Chet or Diane at
(518) 658-2334
 

The Sedgwick Inn - Wedding Menu Proposal.

We are pleased to submit a Wedding Menu Proposal. Please review and if you have any suggestions or questions please call us.  

The Sedgwick Inn will tailor your desired menu to your taste and preference. 

Cocktail Hour:

Open bar - Charged by the drink

Passed hors d’oeuvres -  Fruit, vegetable and cheese platters. – plus

Choice  of three - 

 Stuffed mushrooms

Swedish Meatballs

Shrimp with cocktail sauce

Smoked Salmon with capers and red onion

Portobello Mushrooms on a garlic crouton

Salad:

Tossed greens with balsamic vinaigrette

Warm Breads and Butter

 Entrée:

Choice  of three (to be pr-selected)

Roulades of chicken with Portobello mushroom stuffing and madeira sauce

Roasted Black Angus Beef Tenderloin with mushroom sauce or Au Jus.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with a demi-glace flavored with garlic and Rosemary sauce

Oven Poached Norwegian Salmon and Nantucket Sauce

Stuffed Cod with Crabmeat and Lobster Cream Sauce:

Vegetarian Choice – special request

Champagne toast - Charged by the bottle

Dinner Wine - Charged by the bottle

Dessert:

Your wedding cake

and  / or

Raspberry Amaretto ice-cream cake

Sorbet or Lemon Chantilly

Coffee & Tea is included.

Price:  $85 per person plus tax and gratuity

If the wedding party exceeds 50 the restaurant and grounds will be closed to the public and will become available for your use for the entire evening

Set-up Charge  - $250.00

No facility use charge

        


Check-In Time - 2:00 P.M. Early arrivals may drop off luggage prior to check-in.
Check-Out Time - 11:00 A.M.
Late Arrivals - Special arrangements are necessary for those arriving after 10:00 P.M.
Length of Stay - A two day minimum stay is required on some weekends and holidays.
Meals - Breakfast is served between 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. and is included in the cost of lodging. The dining room is open for lunch (reservations required ) from 11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  and for dinner from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday through Saturday and 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday. Reservations are recommended.
Smoking - There is no smoking in all guest rooms.
Pets - Pets in Motel only by special advance arrangements - $10.00 surcharge.
Deposit - 50% deposit or credit card guarantee is required for a confirmed reservation. The balance is due at check-in.
Refund - If cancellation is made 14 days prior to arrival, you are entitled to a full refund less a 10% service charge. There will be no refunds for early departure or cancellations.

Cancellation Policy

This dilemma is similar to the two-night minimum is several aspects. The Sedgwick Inn isn’t large enough to absorb last minute cancellations. Unlike many of the larger hotels that overstock then turn their potential customers away. We at The Sedgwick Inn guarantee our rooms. That is an IIA policy; we guarantee a room when our guests arrive. If the Inn is full and a customer cancels a reservation at last second, an Innkeeper is caught in a bind. That default translates into an actual loss of revenue. Innkeepers hate to be labeled as bad guys. We exist to serve you. However, in this case we at The Sedgwick Inn must reserve the right to implement a cancellation charge. Our survival depends on it.

                                       Prices do not include tax or gratuity.


 

 

 


SAMPLE DINNER  MENU


APPETIZERS

Grilled Ostrich with Horseradish and Dijon Sauce
Ostrich filets are lightly encrusted with black peppercorns, grilled, chilled, and then served sliced with a mayonnaise-based horseradish and dijon mustard.
7.95

Smoked Scottish Salmon
Scottish salmon filets are slowly smoked over smoldering oak wood chips and served sliced with pumpernickel bread, capers, red onion, and horseradish sauce.
7.25

Venison Pate
This is a traditional French country pate, made from venison, flavored with Cognac and Burgundy wine and served with dijon mustard.
6.95

Portobello Mushrooms with Marsala & Provolone Cheese
Portobello mushrooms are sliced, grilled, combined with a Marsala sauce and baked on a garlic crouton topped with a slice of provolone cheese.
6.95

SOUPS 

Clam Chowder
Classic New England clam chowder served with oyster crackers.
4.95

Greek Tomato with Feta Cheese
Coarsely chopped onions are sautéed in olive oil, simmered in chicken broth with diced tomatoes and then seasoned with garlic, basil, oregano and feta cheese.
4.95


ENTRÉES

All entrées include salad with house special dressing  and freshly baked bread.

Roast Rack of Lamb with Minted Apple Cider Sauce
A rack of lamb is roasted and served sliced with a sauce made from roasting juices, apple cider, and a hint of mint.
31.95

Roasted Duckling with Bigarade Sauce
A partially de-boned 1/2 Duckling roasted and served with demi-glace orange flavored sauce
31.95

Lobster Ravioli with Nantucket Cream Sauce
Delicate pasta squares stuffed with minced Maine lobster and ricotta cheese are simmered and topped with Lobster Madeira cream sauce.
22.95

Baked Breast of Chicken with Portobello Mushrooms Stuffing
A boneless and skinless chicken breast is layered with Portobello mushrooms duxel, baked and served with Marsala wine sauce
19.95

Grilled Venison with Garlic and Rosemary Sauce
Venison medallions are grilled medium rare then served with a demi-glace flavored with garlic, sage and rosemary
32.95

Poached Shrimp with Seafood Madeira Cream Sauce
Jumbo shrimp are poached in a white wine court bouillon and served with creamy seafood Madeira wine Cream Sauce.
25.95

Baked Cod with Crab Stuffing and Lobster Cream Sauce
Cod Filets are topped with crab meat stuffing and Monterey Jack cheese then baked and served with Lobster cream sauce.
22.95

Black Angus Filet Mignon
Char-grilled to order.
31.95


DESSERTS  

Creamy Cheese Cake
Rich and creamy and lightly baked in a graham cracker crust, topped with raspberry sauce.
5.95

Bananas Foster with Orange Butterscotch Carmel
Bananas are topped with a brown sugar caramel sauce flavored with orange, broiled, and served with scoops of vanilla ice cream.
5.95

Belgian Dark Rich Chocolate Cake
Sumptuous layers of rich chocolate cake with chocolate liquor, coca butter and creamy chocolate filling topped with dark chocolate icing.
5.95

Mississippi Mud Pie
A chocolate cookie crust is pilled high with coffee ice cream, then topped with fudge chocolate glaze.
4.95

Orange and Amaretto Crème Brullèe
4.95





REVIEW

 

 

Teri Currie

When It’s Time to Relax
By B.A. Nilsson

The Sedgwick Inn and Restaurant

17971 Route 22, Berlin, 658-2334, www.sedgwickinn.com. Serving dinner Wed-Sat 5-9 PM, Sun 3-8. D, MC, V.

Food: * * * *
Service: Discreet

Ambience: Lovely

The beaten path: Who defines it? My literal imagining of that phrase includes thuds of galloping hooves on dusty byways, which suits the Sedgwick Inn: It was once a stagecoach stop, back when traveling was slow and you couldn’t be in a hurry, and stops along the way in little towns like Berlin added to the adventure.

You can’t conveniently drive due east from Troy, which is the crow-flies direction to Berlin. Route 2 angles northeast; Route 43 is its southeasterly mirror. So a trip to the Sedgwick requires you not to be in much of a hurry. Which is good. It’s a restful, stress-busting place to visit, and you’ll have the lure of colorful trees in the weeks to come.

Built two centuries ago as a private home, the main building soon was converted to a hotel. With the addition of a motel building next door, there are 11 rooms available, all recently tastefully remodeled with antique furnishings. Even the motel, which looks very motel-like on the outside, will surprise you with the handsomeness of the rooms within.

Owners Chet and Diane Niedzwiecki bought the place three years ago; Chet installed himself as chef, and his wife usually works the floor, although she was taking a night off when we visited last week.

Two book-lined sitting rooms offer a nice place to relax before dinner, of which we availed ourselves. The two dining rooms are nicely appointed, with antique wooden tables and chairs and busily decorated walls. Napkins are cinched by wooden rings; coffee cups are upended on their saucers. Dried flowers and a discreet lamp decorate each table.

The brief menu lists five appetizers and a soup, priced from $5 to $7, and it’s free of shrimp cocktail. Grilled portobellos, beef carpaccio and Swedish gravlax are a few of what’s there. The seven entrées include rack of lamb ($26.50), roasted duckling ($22.50) and crab-stuffed cod ($19.50), so you get the idea of the range.

Several of the items hew closely to the mainstream path. Susan’s appetizer of stuffed mushrooms ($6.25) sported the expected filling of breaded crabmeat, but with an added flavor of provolone cheese in the cream sauce. New England clam chowder ($4.75) was another example of a mainstream item presented in a textbook manner: a good consistency with pronounced flavors, but spruced up by its presentation, which was a pewter bowl (with lid) and a side dish of oyster crackers (not in cellophane wrapper, for which much thanks).

I opted for the exotic: grilled ostrich ($7.25), a cold appetizer featuring sliced, grilled ostrich with a peppercorn coating on the rim of each slice. The meat has enough flavor to stand up to the pepper, just as it’s nicely paired with a ramekin of horseradish and mustard sauce (actually a mayonnaise). It was several slices of the meat (not too chewy) and a few points of toasted pumpernickel.

Simple comes-with-the-entrée salads of red leaf lettuce and a few leaves of other baby lettuce varieties are served with a small, hot loaf of bread. House dressing is a slightly sweetened balsamic vinaigrette that’s subtle but tasty enough to make you sit up and take notice. “I tried changing it once,” the chef told me. “People got upset. I had to change it back.”

Our sequence of courses was nicely paced by the single server working the room. With a large party also to tend, he and the chef did a good job of juggling the food presentation.

The sauce, however, had a worthy presence set off by the flavors of Madeira and cream and, of course, more lobster. Sides of baby carrots and big broccoli florets were cooked to a perfect crispness and seasoned lightly, without butter.

On my plate, those vegetables were joined with baby roasted potatoes, crisp and steamy. My entrée, befitting our locale and season, was grilled venison, although the meat itself came from a farm in Texas. Two medallions were cooked medium rare, served with an excellent sauce that imparted flavors of sage, garlic and rosemary without wine or cream or other such vehicles—a reminder of the effectiveness of simplicity.

Thoughtful preparation and attractive presentation make these plates worth the money; combined with service that easily allows you to relax, you’ll find this an extremely satisfying destination, especially if you throw in an overnight.

We finished with coffee and a slice of rich cheesecake, and eased ourselves into the summer night for the long journey home. Dinner for two, with tax and tip, dessert and a couple of glasses of wine, was $106.

 

 


DIRECTIONS

From NYC: North on the Taconic Parkway to Chatham/Route 295 Exit. East on Route 295 to Route 22. Left onto Route 22 North. The Inn is 23 miles on the left.


From Albany: North on Route 787 or I87 to Exit Route 7 East. Take Route 7 to Route 278 connecting Routes 7 and 2. Left onto Route 2 for 15 miles. Right onto Route 22 South. The Inn is 6 miles on the right.


From Boston: I90 West to Route 22. North on Route 22 for 25 miles to the Inn.

 


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